• A trip through the peer review sausage grinder

    8 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Peer review is not this painful, promise. Update : This week, Ars staffers from across the country gather together in real life for our annual meeting, Technicon. We're supposed to be talking more than typing, so we're resurfacing a few classic Ars stories just in case the front page gets lonely. This one, which originally ran on November 3, 2010, centers on our peers and the two basic functions of the much-discussed "peer review."
    It is often said that peer review is one of the pillars of scientific research. It is also well known that peer review doesn't actually do its job very well...
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